The Council of Patriots (CoP) has issued a statement condemning Thursday’s acts of violence in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
Aggrieved protesters believed to be supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) early Thursday morning staged a protest before the B-2 Guest House in Zwedru, where opposition Representative Yekeh Kolubah was lodging, demanding the lawmaker’s immediate departure from the county.
CoP in its press release said: “The Council of Patriots strongly condemns today’s acts of violence by thugs, acting under the sponsorship of state officials, against members of the CPP in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
The CoP calls on the Government of Liberia headed by Dictator George Weah to muster the courage to show leadership by condemning such actions and launch a full-scale investigation into the gravely disturbing matter.
The CoP believes that this is a calculated attempt ahead of the Special Senate Elections to intimidate the opposition through violent tactics. This will NOT work!
Meanwhile, the COP wants to make it categorically clear that any future acts of violence will be STRONGLY resisted and we shall defend ourselves by all means necessary.
On another note, the CoP strongly supports the statement made by one of its own in the person of Sen, Abraham Darius Dillon, that there will be consequences if there are any attempts to rig the December 8, 2020, Senatorial Elections. The CoP will not sit idly and allow our country to degenerate under a dictatorship that has shown clear ineptitude to govern the country.”